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by NunavutPA-12
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt
Replies: 18
Views: 7552

Re: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt

Things I've done but would still like to learn (to do it properly): 1) How to do a proper differential compression test 2) How to check/adjust the timing 3) Changing oil and filter (or checking the sump screen) 4) Safety wiring demonstrated 5) Removing / inspecting / re-installing or replacing spark...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt
Replies: 18
Views: 7552

Re: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt

If an AME or a school were to put on a basic maintenance course of a couple of weeks for home-builders I think there would be a market for that service. If it were possible to teach the average person how to maintain an entire airplane in two weeks, we wouldn't need AME's. Yes, yes ..... we all kno...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt
Replies: 18
Views: 7552

Re: Self maint. for purchased homebuilt

The learning curve was (is) pretty steep for me as far as maintaining my home-built is concerned. It was not built by me and, although I had some experience in maintaining an ultralight (also not built by me), I had more to learn when I got my Lycoming-powered PA-12/18 clone. I'm a long way from any...
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14464

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

-4 to +6 seconds a day? My cheap Timex keeps better time than that, and is now on its second battery in 12 years. Service not required - just throw it away and buy a new one. Not as pretty as some, but who notices watches, and why would that be important to you anyway? Quartz watches keeps time mor...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14464

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

I've never been a fan of the expensive watches. Have a Breitling and it can't keep time..... It's more a collection piece rather than a watch in the proper sense. Certainly not going to use it for flying because of that. The fake Rolexes you can get in Hong Kong (well, at least the *good* fakes) ke...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use

Sorry for the thread drift, but …. What about private use? For example: Your buddy wants you to take him to your favourite fishing hole for the day. We know he can pay half your fuel costs. What about half of all your hourly costs? i.e. annual insurance, hangarage, maintenance, etc. divided by numb...
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use

Sorry for the thread drift, but …. What about private use? For example: Your buddy wants you to take him to your favourite fishing hole for the day. We know he can pay half your fuel costs. What about half of all your hourly costs? i.e. annual insurance, hangarage, maintenance, etc. divided by numbe...
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Using private aircraft for buisness travel use

So what constitutes "cost"?

Fuel, obviously. What about a pro-rated portion of insurance, maintenance cost, hangar expenses, etc.?
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Weather in Provinces of Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 2615

Re: Weather in Provinces of Canada

This is a big country! No region has "the best weather all year round". The prairies have decent weather, though some would dispute that. It wasn't chosen as a training venue during the war for no good reason. BC has good weather? Well, BC has the greatest variety of topography and weather of any pr...
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: converting production aircraft to a homebuilt
Replies: 13
Views: 7661

Re: converting production aircraft to a homebuilt

We call them "Amateur-Built" in Canada, to be precise.

By "Flight Permit" I think you mean "Special Certificate of Airworthiness".

I believe that what you describe is not possible. Best to look for an aircraft that's already in the "amateur-built" category.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: converting production aircraft to a homebuilt
Replies: 13
Views: 7661

Re: converting production aircraft to a homebuilt

549.5 Construction (a) Aircraft, including those supplied in kit form, will be designated as amateur-built aircraft, where the major portion of the aircraft (more than 50%) is fabricated from raw material and assembled by an individual or a group of individuals on a non-commercial, non-production b...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Site Slow To Load
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

Re: Site Slow To Load

Much faster now. I still have the log-in issue though.
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Site Slow To Load
Replies: 23
Views: 1963

Re: Site Slow To Load

Every few visits I have to log in again, even though I have the "log me in automatically" box checked.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Laser Strike Suspect Arrested
Replies: 22
Views: 4303

Re: Laser Strike Suspect Arrested

It occurs to me that green lasers, being so bright, could be an effective piece of signalling equipment in a SAR situation. I wonder if there's a way to mitigate the temporary effects on a pilot's vision while keeping the effectiveness of the laser. I carry a green laser in my emergency pack for jus...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Service is bad
Replies: 39
Views: 14551

Re: Air Canada Service is bad

The biggest problem with air travel today is not with the airline staff, it's with the passengers. In the good ole days a portion of those people would have been on the bus, where they belonged. Now they're on the airplanes with their multi-coloured hair and sleeveless tee-shirts, trying to stuff ov...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wooden radial engine.
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Wooden radial engine.

Wow! Everything I always wanted to know about radial engines but was afraid to ask.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

Yeah .... I think we've beaten this one to death.

10 pages in ten days - not bad!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

You guys aren't sceptics. You're deniers because there is nothing that will convince you..... Well, I for one am not a "climate change denier". I believe the climate is changing, because that's what climate does. But until we can explain why the planet has gone through those several (many?) warming...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

If we concede that there has been a "dramatic" warming of the earth since man started burning fossil fuels, we've tended to attach a child-like cause-and-effect to the phenomenon, ignoring the fact that the warming was likely "dramatic" over the past ten-thousand years as well. But we don't know tha...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training schools in BC (or elsewhere in Canada)
Replies: 28
Views: 6000

Re: Flight training schools in BC (or elsewhere in Canada)

I've trained at the Victoria Flying Club, but that was a few decades ago. The controlled airspace was not a problem, at least it wasn't in those days I also trained at Vernon, in interior British Columbia, which has decent weather year-round, and a Transport Canada office just down the highway. But ...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Altimeter Setting Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: Altimeter Setting Question

Oh, okay. Thanks for that!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Altimeter Setting Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: Altimeter Setting Question

I think the following is somewhat related to this thread, so I won't start another: I seldom fly into transponder airspace, but I've always been curious (and confused) about the relationship between my transponder's pressure sensor and the altimeter on the panel. Let's say ATC wants me at 3,000. I s...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

I don't give a shit if climate change is happening or isn't, is man-made or isn't. Really, I don't. Who knows, maybe this is the Big Correction that restores humanity to a sustainable level. If that level happens to be zero, so be it. We've always been stupid as a species, anyway. Simple Darwinism....
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

According to the people who keep records and actually know this stuff - about 50 degrees colder than it was on December 30th. Not sure if you mean the entire arctic or just the north pole, but I can tell you that at the north pole the "normal" temperature at this time of the year is between -20 and...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23096

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

So the Arctic's not supposed to be cold then?
Well, all things are relative, I suppose.

What should the temperature of the arctic be, do you think?

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